The table below looks at the statistics for the Chief Technology Officer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Rank 583 558 589
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Chief Technology Officer 23 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.030% 0.007%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.033% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 4
Average daily rate
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£700 £640 £790
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.29% -18.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £615 £618
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £760 £985
UK excluding London average daily rate £694 £690 -
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52499 48968 54351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.83% 92.75% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29332 30408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2057 2099 2690
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Chief Technology Officer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Chief Technology Officer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Chief Technology Officer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Chief Technology Officer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Chief Technology Officer
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Chief Technology Officer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 14 £700 +12.90% 5
London +8 13 £700 +12.90% 3
Scotland - 9 £700 - 2
Glasgow - 6 £694 - 2
Edinburgh - 3 £745 -
City of London +25 1 £650 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 2
East of England - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Yateley - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

Chief Technology Officer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title.

1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 9 (31.03%) E-Commerce
3 7 (24.14%) Finance
4 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
6 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (13.79%) Marketing
7 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.34%) .NET
8 2 (6.90%) MS Project
8 2 (6.90%) C
8 2 (6.90%) HTML
8 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
8 2 (6.90%) Law
8 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
8 2 (6.90%) CSS
8 2 (6.90%) Ruby
8 2 (6.90%) Data Management
8 2 (6.90%) Migration
8 2 (6.90%) Games
8 2 (6.90%) Scrum
8 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
8 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
8 2 (6.90%) jQuery
8 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
8 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
8 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails

Chief Technology Officer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Chief Technology Officer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Chief Technology Officer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Project
2 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (3.45%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Heroku
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (34.48%) Retail
2 7 (24.14%) Finance
3 4 (13.79%) Marketing
4 2 (6.90%) Games
4 2 (6.90%) Law
5 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.45%) Electronics
5 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) .NET
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
2 2 (6.90%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (6.90%) jQuery
2 2 (6.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (6.90%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Mobile App
2 1 (3.45%) DTV
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) E-Commerce
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Database Tuning
5 2 (6.90%) Data Management
5 2 (6.90%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
6 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.45%) Data Security
6 1 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (3.45%) Change Management
6 1 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.45%) CRM
6 1 (3.45%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) C
1 2 (6.90%) JavaScript
1 2 (6.90%) Ruby
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (3.45%) SAP
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
1 1 (3.45%) Sage